360 Buying advice - clutch life - Ferrari Life
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 10 Old 09-18-2011, 02:49 AM Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Ferrari Life Posts: 4
Buying advice - clutch life

Hello,
I'm about to buy a 2001 360 spider with 19000 miles on the counter.
The clutch was never changed before. The Ferrari dealer checked the wear and apparently it was only 40 % worn. Is it normal there is so less wear on that milage ? I don't want to have to change it rapidly. Thank you answering me.
fer025 is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 10 Old 09-18-2011, 04:54 AM
Owner
 
Italian Lover's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: Far end of the P pond
Ferrari Life Posts: 6,738
Welcome to FL, Fer025 and an early congrats for the purchase. To answer your question, my take is that if the previous owner was very careful and/or good driver taking good care with his/her driving habits. HOwever, with 19,000 miles, it seems like clutch change would be due soon. I am sure more expert opinions and comments would be forthcoming from the owners of 360. w/ smiles Jimmy

PS. You did not mention whether it it a manual or F1 model.

Last edited by Italian Lover; 09-18-2011 at 04:56 AM. Reason: spelling correction
Italian Lover is offline  
post #3 of 10 Old 09-18-2011, 08:04 AM
Owner
 
champagne612's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: St Louis
Ferrari Life Posts: 10,022
Quote:
Originally Posted by fer025 View Post
Hello,
I'm about to buy a 2001 360 spider with 19000 miles on the counter.
The clutch was never changed before. The Ferrari dealer checked the wear and apparently it was only 40 % worn. Is it normal there is so less wear on that milage ? I don't want to have to change it rapidly. Thank you answering me.
Welcome to FLife

You should be good for 10k minimal - which for most Ferrari's is a couple of years.

There are guys here that will help make the Ferrari ownership enjoyable.

Feel free to post some pictures
champagne612 is offline  
 
post #4 of 10 Old 09-18-2011, 12:30 PM
Administrator
Owner
Elite Member
 
Boxer's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2004
Location: UK & Texas
Ferrari Life Posts: 15,131
Is it a F1 or a manual?
Boxer is offline  
post #5 of 10 Old 09-18-2011, 12:38 PM
Owner
 
Gcalo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: San Ramon, Calif
Ferrari Life Posts: 3,627
It is very hard to give an analysis of F1 clutch life as there are many variables.

40% is nearly 50% but those are just numbers.

There are more concerns w/F1 clutch mechanisms than just the clutch disk. So keep that in mind.

If it drives well and you would be happy with the car, purchase it knowing you'll need to set aside about $6,000.00 +/- for a future clutch replacement

Last edited by Gcalo; 09-18-2011 at 08:02 PM.
Gcalo is offline  
post #6 of 10 Old 09-18-2011, 02:44 PM
Owner
 
JazzyO's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: The Netherlands
Ferrari Life Posts: 6,392
Assuming we are talking about an F1, I'm with GCalo. Hard to say as there are many variables.

In most cases, you should be fine for quite a while with 19,000 miles and 40% worn, but just be prepared for a bill in future. If you're unlucky, that future may be soon. This is just life with a Ferrari, things like this happen. I lost my clutch pressure group on my 550 even though the clutch was just fine. It was a $4k bill.


Onno



Never pay again for live sex! | Hot girls doing naughty stuff for free! | Chat for free!

Future: No idea
Present: 458 Italia, 550 Maranello
Past: 365BB x 2,
330GTC
JazzyO is offline  
post #7 of 10 Old 09-18-2011, 08:03 PM
Owner
 
Gcalo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: San Ramon, Calif
Ferrari Life Posts: 3,627
F1's have tubing, actuators, software, etc. that age and can cause issues.

Just be atuned to this.
Gcalo is offline  
post #8 of 10 Old 09-19-2011, 12:07 AM Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Ferrari Life Posts: 4
Thanks for the replys !
It 's an F1. Previous owner was a good Ferrari driver, the dealer did a test drive to check the clutch and said the car drives well. But now I know I must be prepared !
fer025 is offline  
post #9 of 10 Old 09-19-2011, 01:26 AM
Owner
 
Italian Lover's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: Far end of the P pond
Ferrari Life Posts: 6,738
Quote:
Originally Posted by fer025 View Post
Thanks for the replys !
It 's an F1. Previous owner was a good Ferrari driver, the dealer did a test drive to check the clutch and said the car drives well. But now I know I must be prepared !
Where are you located ? Good luck with your search. w/ smiles Jimmy
Italian Lover is offline  
post #10 of 10 Old 09-19-2011, 02:44 AM Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Ferrari Life Posts: 4
I'm from Holland, Europe. Thanks
fer025 is offline  
Reply

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome
Copyright 2012 ONE Media, Inc.
FerrariLife is independently run with no affiliation with Ferrari SpA
Ferrari for Sale | Maserati for Sale